If you're new to sci-fi or fantasy (or even new to this blog!), there are plenty of outlets to get to know the genres a bit better. If you want to write in these genres, some of these offer great info about what it means to be a science fiction or fantasy writer as well. … Continue reading Best Sci-fi and Fantasy Websites to Check Out
Hello everyone! I'm back from Cambridge, so be on the lookout for more information and fun stuff based on fiction, worldbuilding, and more, including guest lecturers and authors! In the meantime, jetlag and decorating for Christmas have hijacking my schedule, so I thought I would share another awesome article from the Jane Friedman blog I … Continue reading The Secret Sauce to Being a Good Writer – Michael Mohr
From Ryan Lanz's A Writer's Path blog, this post introduces a plot structure called "Save the Cat," which has fifteen plot beats. I'd never heard of this structure, so reading this was super informational! Happy reading! 4 Reasons to Use the "Save the Cat" Story Structure in Your Writing - Rose Atkinson-Carter Credit: A Writer's … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Use the “Save the Cat” Story Structure in Your Writing – Rose Atkinson-Carter
Originally appearing on the Jane Friedman blog as a guest post, this piece gives a comprehensive explanation of how to incorporate flashbacks into a piece to develop backstory. Enjoy reading! Weaving Flashbacks Seamlessly into Story - Tiffany Yates Martin Credit: Jane Friedman blog. Find out more here
I recently read this post by K. M. Allen, and I wanted to share it with you all. This offers great advice for when you're overwhelmed with feelings of self-doubt as a writer and all your work seems to be for nothing. Enjoy! https://kmallan.com/2022/04/22/3-essential-reminders-for-when-you-think-your-manuscript-sucks/ Credit: K. M. Allen. Find out more here.
Photo by Kei Scampa on Pexels.com Young Adult (YA) literature has definitely become a booming industry. And with all the YA books coming out, I've seen a lot of blogs dedicated to reviewing these books, navigating the genre and its tropes, or writing YA in general. And in the spirit of this series where I … Continue reading You Should Know About This: Writing Blogs (YA Edition)
Special thanks to Marcus Hernandez from the Boundless Tales blog for creating this awesome story based on my prompt! You can also check out his announcement here that offers for you to send in your own prompts for him to write. Special thanks to Emma Foster for submitting the prompt that inspired today’s piece.The Moon That … Continue reading The Moon That Remembered — Boundless Tales
As part of the new series I talked about a few weeks ago, I thought I would introduce some major writing blogs writers should know about. Some may be for finding resources, others are by a single author who give lots of great advice. Obviously, these are just a few major blogs you might see. … Continue reading You Should Know About This: Writing Blogs (Part 1)